Javier Back To Throwing BP

May 27, 2010 – 11:54 pm

Minnesota 8, NYY 2. So much for Javier Vazquez getting his act together. He returned to his earlier form, giving up 5 runs in 5.2 innings on 8 hits and 3 walks. But it was uglier than that, as 6 of the 8 hits were for extra bases, and a lot of the outs were very loud outs. He was essentially throwing BP, and pretty much took the Yankees out of the game, particularly given the way the Yankee offense is these days. This now makes six straight games where they’ve scored four or fewer runs. Pretty amazing that over that stretch they actually went 3-3.

There was some good news in this one, though. For starters, Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 and maybe, just maybe, could be starting to break out of his season long slump. Also, Robbie Cano is heating up again, going 2-for-4 and getting both the Yankee RBIs. He’s now hit safely in ten straight games. So with the schedule lightening up some — 13 of the next 16 games are against last place teams — and Curtis Granderson due back in the lineup tomorrow, and Jorge Posada also coming back soon, the stars could be aligned just right for a good winning streak.

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